Category: Sexuality

The Phallus: Sacred Symbol of Male Creative Power by Alain Daniélou

By Alain Daniélou

Starting with an outline of the symbolism of artistic forces mostly, The Phallus first examines the illustration of male fertility in such kinds because the menhirs or status stones of prehistoric Europe; the Mahalinga and Svayambhu of India; and the traditional Greek Omphalos. the second one a part of the ebook surveys the presence of ithyphallic gods in archaic shamanistic religions (the Lord of the Animals), the Greek pantheon (Hermes, Priapus), and the Hindu deities (Ardhanarishvara, the androgyne). Danielou additionally explores the position of Shaivist and Dionysian initiatory rites in bringing males into communion with the inventive forces of lifestyles. Illustrated all through with photos and line drawings of ecu and Indian artwork, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine within the spiritual traditions of East and West.

Phallic imagery, in a single shape or one other, should be present in the creative traditions of almost each international tradition for the reason that prehistoric occasions. Alain Danielou the following unveils the non secular impulse underlying paintings that at the beginning look turns out to haven't any objective past the erotic.

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The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in by Danielle Knafo

By Danielle Knafo

We have entered the age of perversion, an period within which we're changing into extra like machines they usually extra like us. The Age of Perversion explores the ocean adjustments happening in sexual and social existence, made attainable via the continuing technological revolution, and demonstrates how psychoanalysts can comprehend and paintings with manifestations of perversion in medical settings.

Until now theories of perversion have constrained their scope of inquiry to sexual habit and private trauma. The authors of this ebook widen that inquiry to incorporate the social and political sphere, tracing perversion’s existential roots to the human adventure of being a wakeful animal stricken through the data of loss of life. supplying either artistic and harmful chances, perversion demanding situations barriers and norms in each zone of lifestyles and comprises transgression, phantasm casting, objectification, dehumanization, and the unconventional quest for transcendence.

This quantity provides numerous scientific circumstances, together with a guy who lived with and enjoyed a intercourse doll, a girl who desired to be a Barbie doll, and a web intercourse addict. additionally tested are situations of common social perversion in companies, the psychological well-being care undefined, or even the govt.. In contemplating the ongoing impression of expertise, the authors talk about the way it is altering the perform of psychotherapy. They speculate approximately what the longer term could carry for a species who will redefine what it ability to be human extra within the following few a long time than in the course of the other time in human background.

The Age of Perversion provides a singular exam of the convergence of perversion and know-how that would entice psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, social staff, psychological well-being counselors, intercourse therapists, sexologists, roboticists, and futurists, in addition to social theorists and scholars and students of cultural studies.

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What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and by Denise Brennan

By Denise Brennan

In destinations around the globe, intercourse tourism is a booming business. What's Love acquired to Do with It? is an in-depth exam of the motivations of employees, consumers, and others hooked up to the intercourse tourism company in Sosúa, a city at the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian ladies circulation to Sosúa to pursue intercourse paintings and describes how intercourse travelers, essentially Europeans, come to Sosúa to shop for intercourse affordably and dwell out racialized fantasies. For the intercourse employees, Brennan explains, the intercourse alternate is greater than a way of survival—it is an development procedure that hinges on their profitable “performance” of affection. lots of those girls search to show a commercialized sexual transaction right into a long term dating which could result in marriage, migration, and a fashion out of poverty.

Illuminating the complicated global of Sosúa’s intercourse enterprise in wealthy element, Brennan attracts on vast interviews not just with intercourse employees and consumers, but in addition with others who facilitate and enjoy the intercourse alternate. She weaves those voices into an research of Dominican monetary and migration histories to think about the opportunities—or lack thereof—available to terrible Dominican ladies. She indicates how those ladies, neighborhood actors stuck in an internet of worldwide monetary kinfolk, attempt to reap the benefits of the overseas males who're in Sosúa to use them. via her exact research of the lives and dealing stipulations of the ladies in Sosúa’s intercourse alternate, Brennan increases vital questions on women’s energy, keep an eye on, and possibilities in a globalized economic system.

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Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities: 4th Edition by Diane F. Halpern

By Diane F. Halpern

The fourth version of Sex transformations in Cognitive Abilities seriously examines the breadth of study in this complicated and arguable subject, with the relevant goal of aiding the reader to appreciate the place intercourse changes are came across – and the place they're not.

Since the booklet of the 3rd version, there were many fascinating and illuminating advancements in our realizing of cognitive intercourse alterations. smooth neuroscience has reworked our figuring out of the brain and behaviour quite often, yet fairly the best way we expect approximately cognitive intercourse changes. yet neuroscience remains to be in its infancy and has frequently been misused to justify intercourse position stereotypes. There has additionally been the e-book of many exaggerated and unreplicated claims concerning cognitive intercourse ameliorations. for this reason, through the ebook there's popularity of the severe significance of excellent study; an amiable skepticism of the character and power of proof in the back of any declare of intercourse distinction; an appreciation of the complexity of the questions about cognitive intercourse modifications; and the power to determine a number of facets of an matters, whereas additionally knowing that a few claims are well-reasoned and supported via facts and others are politicized pseudoscience. the writer endeavors to provide and interpret all of the suitable info rather, and within the method unearths how there are robust facts for lots of assorted views.

The e-book explores intercourse changes from many angles and in lots of settings, together with the impact of other talents and degrees of schooling on intercourse adjustments, pre-existing ideals or stereotypes, tradition, and hormones. intercourse variations within the mind are explored in addition to the strict caveat to "mind the space" among mind buildings and behaviors. Readers may still come away with a brand new figuring out of ways nature and nurture interact to make us targeted contributors whereas additionally growing similarities and changes which are frequently (but now not continuously) tied to our being male and female.

Sex adjustments in Cognitive skills, Fourth Edition, can be utilized as a textbook or reference in various classes and should motivate the following iteration of researchers. Halpern engages readers within the significant societal questions which are inherent within the arguable subject of no matter if, whilst , and what kind of women and men vary psychologically. it's going to be required examining for folks, academics, and coverage makers who need to know in regards to the ways that women and men are various and similar.

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Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display by Jennifer Tyburczy

By Jennifer Tyburczy

All museums are intercourse museums. In Sex Museums, Jennifer Tyburczy takes a difficult examine the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how different types of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed—and asks what position museums have performed in utilizing reveal as a method for disciplining sexuality. so much museum indicates, she argues, suppose that white, patriarchal heterosexuality and conventional buildings of intimacy, gender, and race symbolize nationwide sexual tradition for his or her viewers. Sex Museums illuminates the historical past of such heteronormativity at such a lot museums and proposes replacement methods for the way forward for public show tasks, whereas additionally delivering the reader curatorial tactics—what she calls queer curatorship—for displaying varied sexualities within the twenty-first century.

Tyburczy exhibits museums to be websites of culture-war theatrics, the place dramatic civic struggles over how intercourse pertains to public house, genealogies of style and sweetness, and performances of sexual id are staged. Delving into the historical past of erotic artifacts, she analyzes how museums have traditionally approached the gathering and reveal of the cloth tradition of intercourse, which poses advanced ethical, political, and logistical dilemmas for the Western museum. Sex Museums unpacks the background of the museum and its intersections with the heritage of sexuality to argue that the Western museum context—from its inception to the present—marks a pivotal web site within the building of contemporary sexual subjectivity.    

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Refusing to be a Man by J. Stoltenberg

By J. Stoltenberg

On the grounds that its unique e-book in 1989, Refusing to be a guy has been acclaimed as a vintage and commonly pointed out in gender reviews literature. In thirteen eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the 1st absolutely argued liberation idea for males that might additionally unencumber girls. He argues that male sexual id is totally a political and moral building whose merits develop out of injustice. His thesis is, besides the fact that, finally one in every of wish - that accurately simply because masculinity is so developed, it truly is attainable to refuse it, to behave opposed to it and to alter. a brand new advent by way of the writer discusses the roots of his paintings within the American civil rights and radical feminist events and distinguishes it from the anti-feminist philosophies underlying the new tide of reactionary mens routine.

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V is for Vagina: Your A to Z Guide to Periods, Piercings, by Alyssa Dweck, Robin Westen

By Alyssa Dweck, Robin Westen

V Is for Vagina solutions extra questions on your vagina, extra stipulations it may possibly be afflicted by and extra how one can receive excitement from it than you ever concept to invite. It’s an intensive — very thorough — exam of your pal and mine, the vagina.”
— Isadora Alman, MFT

Breaking the mould on women’s well-being publications, V Is for Vagina tells you the nice, undesirable and time-for-a-trip-to-the-pharmacy truths. protecting every thing from STDs and day-by-day care to getting Brazilians and giving beginning, this frank and humorous advisor may also help each girl retain her woman flower satisfied and healthy.
Featuring the main updated, medically sound perspectives on each V-jay similar factor in a convenient A–Z layout, including:
H is for Hormones the genuine scoop on sizzling flashes, libidos and every thing in between
O is for Orgasm every little thing you ever desired to learn about the massive O (how to offer ’em, get ’em and cause them to much more intense)
P is for Pap What’s quite occurring in the course of your annual examination and what you have to by no means be afraid to invite your doctor
T is for Toys the right way to choose the main enjoyable new add-ons

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